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General words for competitions - thesaurus

Synonyms

arms race

noun

attempts by different groups of people to gain an advantage over one another, especially in developing technology

competition

noun

the activities of people who are trying to get something that other people also want

contest

noun

a competition, especially one in which people’s skill in a particular activity or sport is tested

race

noun

a competition in which a person, organization, business, or country tries to win something or be the first to do something

contest

noun

a situation in which two or more people or groups are competing to gain power or an advantage

rivalry

noun

a situation in which people, teams, businesses etc compete with one another

battle

noun

a situation in which different people or groups compete with each other in order to achieve something or get an advantage

fight

noun

a situation in which people compete in order to win or get something

free-for-all

noun

informal an uncontrolled situation in which people are competing with each other to gain as much as they can for themselves

a battle of wits

a situation in which two people or groups compete by trying to be more clever than the other

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comp

noun

informalBritish a competition

competition

noun

the efforts of people who are trying to win prizes

entry

noun

something that you have to make or do when you take part in a competition

mano a mano

noun

mainly Americaninformal a fight or competition between two people

Olympiad

noun

formal an international competition in a particular sport or activity, such as chess

one-horse race

noun

a competition in which one person or horse seems certain to win

scramble

noun

a situation in which people all compete for the same thing

turkey shoot

noun

Americaninformal a situation in which one group is much stronger than another group that it is competing against

war

noun

economics a situation in which countries, organizations, or businesses compete with each other to gain economic power or control

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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